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Top brunch spots

between Aix and Marseille

Because yes, brunch has become the must for meeting up at the week-end, here’s our selection of brunches to try now in Aix-en-Provence and Marseille. Whether veggie or traditional they’re a real promise of a scrumptious meal!

Brunches in Aix

Mana Espresso, the veggie

Nestled in a street parallel to the Cours Mirabeau, Mana Espresso offers seasonal and highly colourful vegetarian food. Ben and Alex, the lucky owners of this place, have made a name for themselves in the town of a thousand fountains. The moment you sit down, your mouth will start watering: Mana Burger with grilled Halloumi, savoury spiced brioche and caramelized cashews, brownies with fleur de sel … and all with a delicious coffee they roast themselves!

*Aftera scrumtious meal, wander along the Cours Mirabeau and enjoy the Provencal lifestyle.

Weibel, the traditional

Open the door of this Aixois institution and get an eyeful! Cakes and other delicacies are just waiting to be eaten! Maison Weibel is a family story, a story of tastes and passion but above all savoir-faire. Every Sunday, from 7.30 to midday they serve a copious breakfast with homemade bread, freshly squeezed juice, muesli and eggs and bacon … and of course the incomparable pastries whose  delicious smells waft along Rue Chabrier.

*After your meal, go to the market on Place Richelme and wander around the little streets of the old town of Aix.

Maison Nosh, fancy brunch

Maison Nosh has putdon its roots near the Allées Provençales. Chaï Latte in the morning, canteen at lunchtime, the hotspot for cookie lovers, you’ll find something! Nosh serves healthy but… rich food and you can enjoy revisited Street Food: fluffy pancakes and Egg Muffin or Pain perdu and Hot Dog (veggie style!) ? Buy yourself a babka to take away for the little craving in the afternoon!

*When you’ve eaten your full, spend a day shopping in Aix, a real must!

Brunches in Marseille

Brunches in Marseille

On a charming little square Rue de la Guirlande “Placette” offers a brunch on the terrace under the Marseille sun. Sit down at a table just a stone’s throw from the majestic Hôtel Intercontinental for a special moment of calm in the shade of the trees on hot summer days. A brief menu but oh so attractive and full of quality: homemade granola, eggs Benedict and chcolate or fruity delicacies with a really great coffee.

*After your brunch, discover Le Panier, the oldest quarter in Marseille.

Carlotta With, the delicatessen

A real temple to food, opening the door of Carlotta With means entering the world of Charlotte Croustillat, a highly atypical and self-taught chef. Nestled in the famous Vauban quarter, it’s well worth it. Come and discover her vegetarian, gourmet, and generous brunch made with local products which respect the natural rhythm of the seasons. Brioche perdue, pancakes with salted butter caramel, babka, and other Mediterranean flavoured dishes, you won’t be disappointed!

*After enjoying the food, take a digestive walk up to the Bonne Mère.

La Fiancée, the real brunch

You missed your weekend brunch? No worries, at La Fiancée, brunch is a serious affair. The ideal place in summer and winter which offers brunch 7 days a week! On their sunny terrace in Rue Haxo or indoors in a super refined waxed concrete more industrial atmosphere, come and try their very British brunch. Iced latte, sweet or savoury pancakes and other Anglo-saxon delights to discover now. A special mention for their caramel cookie, with peanut butter!

*After having enjoyed your meal, go on a shopping spree in the boutiques of the town centre, around L’Opéra and the Préfecture.

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